Sustainability Solutions Lab

Sustainability Solutions Lab

The Sustainability Solutions Lab (SSL) is a new program through the Office of Sustainability Integration. The SSL, located in the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, provides our community with resources, information and support to carry out sustainability-related projects on campus. The SSL employs student interns who work either during the regular fall and spring semesters or intensively over the summer and Winter Term. 


12 students joined the SSL's first Winter Term session for a crash-course in Middlebury's energy systems. Focusing on both thermal and electrical needs, students researched and proposed ways to get Middlebury to net-zero using 100% renewable energy sources. Students met with local experts, conducted research and prepared a presentation of their findings. To learn more, click here.


In the spring of 2018, 6 student interns will delve into waste management and energy conservation on campus, focusing their efforts on education and outreach to fellow students. Interns are using a variety of strategies to tackle the on-going issue of proper waste sorting into recycling, compost and landfill.

To get involved or to learn more please email